Warning to Contact Lens Wearers

Flame Health were shocked to hear about a woman who lost her sight in one eye after contracting acanthamoeba keratitis.
From this The BCLA has issued advice on swimming with contact lenses. They have recommended that regular swimmers talk to their Optometrist about being fitted with daily disposable lenses for use with goggles whilst swimming. Wearers of daily disposable contact lenses are advised to always discard them immediately after swimming.
The BCLA’s advice for contact lens wearers is to not wear contact lenses for swimming, or in hot tubs or whilst showering, or participating in water sports, unless wearing tight-fitting goggles over the top.
After swimming, or if lenses are removed and stored while swimming, the BCLA advises that contact lenses should be cleaned and disinfected in fresh solution before putting them back on the eyes.
The team at Flame Health hope that this advice is listened to and that less people now become a victim to acanthamoeba keratitis.

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